Food for thought    13th April 09

He conquers who endures. ~Persius

"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you"
Catherine O'Halloran.

The murky dark shadows of
pain and doubt put pressure on the heart of all
who strive in their own strength to seek those from whom
they will never part.
For He is a God who loves us
not a one is outside of his care,

"Come taste and see that
the Lord is good"
Not a drop of his blood did He spare.
Remember child He loves you
To bless you His strong desire
To nourish, heal and strengthen you
And to cleanse you in his fire.






The Lord is saying I am with you and I will uphold you through this time. Just look at me and stay in my presence and do not look at the temptation that would lure you from my side and from my safety. Stay with me and look at me, focus and I will sustain you. I promise.



1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

James 1:12-15 Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

When you are tempted remember that the devil is after something and also God is after something. The devil comes only to steal kill and destroy, but Jesus has come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. When the pressure is on it seems like its the worst time ever, but we are to see it as a great opportunity. James says that blessed is the man who endures temptation for he SHALL receive the crown of life. It's exam time... a chance to win some ground. So we know now that the devil is after killing you, stealing from you and trying to destroy you. He tries to lure you into his trap. But Jesus is planning to reward you, give you life and build you up.

James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.


Our Father...... lead us not into temptation....but deliver us from evil.

Help all that read this to be strong and to walk with your Son Jesus and to not look to the right or left but to make straight paths for their feet. Cleanse their hearts Lord and give them such a passion for you that they will not be lured away. Fill them with your Holy Spirit and give them grace that they might rejoice in the difficult times, acting on Your word and not reacting to the circumstances. Give them discernment to know the difference between what is truth and what isn't.. In Jesus Name I ask this. Amen














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